Shade and Schadenfreude: The Story of Ronda Rousey’s Weekend

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For the first time ever, Ronda Rousey got knocked the fuck out. Rousey, who has made a reputation for herself for getting it done in the first minute, found herself in an unfamiliar spot on Saturday: on the ground with the lights turned off. Her competitor, Holly Holm, used her considerable boxing and kickboxing skills to execute a flawless strategy.

While we’ve admired Rousey in the past, many have been eagerly waiting for someone to knock her off her top spot. Rousey was either manufacturing sleights in the vein of Michael Jordan to get herself pumped up for the fight, or she was trying to get into Holm’s head with an outburst at the weigh in and subsequent shade-filled Instagram posts.

Some of the things were kinda OTT, with Rousey going personal and insulting Holm’s character.

One moment in particular has come back to haunt Rousey. While on The Tonight Show, Rousey told Jimmy Fallon that Holm was a big threat. “She’s the type of fighter that you have to be very, very patient with,” she said. “I feel like she’s going to try and like keep distance and keep far away from me and get me frustrated to a point that I’ll make a mistake. And she’ll try to kick me in the head, but it’s not going to go like that. Not the way that she wants.”

Predictably, people have been gleefully using these words against her, posting videos of the moment she got KO’d by being kicked in the head and showing her completely defeated. The hate has piled on for Rousey, and because she has been known to shit talk many people, there’s been a lot of ammo.

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Some of the comments are humorous and entertaining, but some people took it too far, acting as though this meant that her pretty unblemished record was ruined. Carla “Cookie Monster” Esparza, on the other hand, defended her and told people to back off.

I see a lot of people hating on Ronda Rousey, that couldn’t wait to see her lose. Ronda is still one of the best…

Posted by Carla Esparza on Saturday, November 14, 2015

Rousey posted a comment on Instagram on Sunday night to let fans know that she was all right after going to the hospital, and to say she was taking a break from the sport.